From CNET: Instagram can take quite the toll on the mental health of its users, particularly the young ones. The struggle to keep up with the highlight reels of your friends and internet celebrities can be exhausting, after all. But Instagram and its owner, Facebook, are working to ameliorate some of this stress by hiding how many likes your photos get from other users -- a move the photo-sharing site's boss, Adam Mosseri, hinted at last month.
Following a similar test in Canada back in May, Instagram is testing the approach with users in Australia. Under the new system, you can see how many likes your photos get, but your followers won't be able to. Similarly, you can't see how many likes other peoples' photos get.
"We want Instagram to be a place where people feel comfortable expressing themselves," said Mia Garlick, Facebook Australia and New Zealand's head of policy. "We hope this test will remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive, so you can focus on sharing the things you love."
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